Tension Pneumothorax Fact Sheet


Tension Pneumothorax is a known life-threatening condition that requires prompt treatment. Needle decompression is an established, life-saving procedure supported by evidence. With this in mind, we suggest you read this brief introductory review, consider procedural modifications, and carefully look at an entirely redesigned needle set.

Scotty Bolleter BS, EMT-P
Stephen Rahm NRP
Landon Willhoite NRP, RN, BSN, CMSgt (ret)
Jennifer Achay BS, NRP
Caitlyn Howard MD

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